First and foremost, Missio Dei Community Church exists to love God and enjoy Him forever by worshipping Him and bringing glory to His Name. Our love for Him and His truth is the foundation upon which we exist as individuals, and as a church community. Jesus summed up the first 5 commandments by saying “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:34-37). Missio Dei Community Church exists to foster love for the LORD and a worship of Him both individually and corporately through the preaching of His Word, which is rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ, corporate worship bringing our hearts to align with Him, and prayer rooted in dependence and faith in Jesus who stands on our behalf (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Secondly, Missio Dei Community Church exists to not only to love God but also to love and serve people. We see the example that Jesus brings that Christians are never called to piety apart from people. Throughout His life, we see Jesus confronting the religious elite for having an external piety that never manifested in a love and care for the people surrounding them (Matthew 23:1-32). We believe it is the heart of God that our love of Him and His Word, sinks so far into who we are, it is manifested on a daily basis. Micah says we are to “act justly, love mercy” while we walk with the LORD (Micah 6:8). We are committed to fostering a biblical community in which believers are able to grow in their relationship with the LORD through “iron sharpening iron” (Proverbs 27:17) and a community that loves and seeks to uplift one another and see others as greater than ourselves (Philippians 2:3)
LIVING ON MISSION.
Lastly, Missio Dei Community Church exists to equip and encourage God’s people to live on mission and to make the name of the LORD known everywhere. We are committed to develop and deploy every believer as missionaries into their communities, families, and workplaces for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to establish other multiplying, gospel-centered bodies of believers in both local and global communities. Jesus has called and established His Church as the primary means by which the Great Commission is fulfilled! “Jesus came near and said to them, ‘All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations...’” The Gospel has the power to take a people rooted in proud tradition and community solidarity and establish a local body of believers which can be a beacon of hope in a hurting, broken world.